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Saturday, August 27, 2011

personalia

\pur-suh-NEY-lee-uh\ , noun;
1.
Personal details such as biographical data, reminiscences, or the like.
2.
Personal belongings.
Quotes:
For better or worse, this way of believing, of living fearfully in the world, was so much a part of Janice's personalia that it dictated her actions at an involuntary level.
-- Steven Sherrill, The locktender's house: a novel
With the exception of a few small tidbits of personalia, Sean knew no more about Hong than when she had started.
-- John James Kielty, Return to the Ashau
Origin:
Personalia is adapted from the Late Latin personalis, "personal."
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